Origin and Etymology of blab
Middle English blabbe; akin to Middle English blaberen
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of blab
1 : to talk idly or thoughtlessly
2 : to reveal a secret especially by indiscreet chatter
: to reveal especially without reserve or discretion blabbed the whole affair to the press
Examples of blab in a Sentence
Don't tell Mary. She'll blab it all over town.
“How did she find out about the surprise party?” “Tom blabbed.”
He kept blabbing on and on about politics.
Recent Examples of blab from the Web
Working two jobs and trying to raise three children, there were moments Natasha wanted to blab but didn't.
Stranger danger for Internet news The problem is that most people weren't raised to expect that their social spaces would be full of bots, blabbing the results of simple algorithms and infecting human conversations with misdirection.
Some have suggested the former FBI director’s testimony is necessary for Congress to fulfill its oversight responsibilities; others say Trump waived any privilege by blabbing about his meetings with Comey.
As far as the revelation that the president blabbed state secrets to the Russians, that appears to have been the result of the memo circulated across the administration after the meeting, as would normally be the case.
Because the Middleton clan has worked hard to keep a lid on blabbing and leaks, not much is known officially about the wedding, leaving the British media to speculate with cheeky abandon.
So, how to feel better about your husband’s blabbing?
The orator had to fight the urge to blab for too long, bore the crowd or expound on a Great Life Lesson.
A Donald Trump puppet came into view, bobbing above the crowd: orange face; yellow hair; gaping, blabbing mouth; and that extra-long red tie, a penis joke in its own right.
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First Known Use of blab
BLAB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blab for English Language Learners
: to say something that was supposed to be kept secret
: to talk too much
BLAB Defined for Kids
Definition of blab for Students
1 : to reveal a secret
2 : to talk too much
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